SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21:  Seth MacFarlane walks onstage at the "American Dad" and "Family Guy"  Panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Family Guy
Episodes Fans Want
To See Less Of
While "Family Guy" has always been and continues to be a comedy, on occasion, it has dialed back the jokes to address serious subjects such as death, disease, and so on. However, despite its best efforts, "Family Guy" isn't the best at shifting to a dramatic tone, as evidenced by Redditor u/MetalShina and others in their thread complaining about such episodes.
According to those fans, these episodes bring the show down just about every time and shouldn't be nearly as frequent. As it turns out, fans aren't the only ones aware of the missteps of "Family Guy" — the serious episodes included. Those who work on the show have been well aware of the needed improvements for some time now.
Showrunner Alec Sulkin had this to say: "I still think the show is good overall, but I acknowledge that the show has had challenges trying to keep things fresh. There is kind of a burnout factor." Adding that he and his team are committed to making positive changes, as they'd like to regain some of the audiences they've lost over the years.